Treatment of severe residual clubfoot deformity by trans-midtarsal osteotomy

KÖSE N., Gunal I., Gokturk E., Seber S.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC ORTHOPAEDICS-PART B, vol.8, no.4, pp.251-256, 1999 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


This study reviews the preliminary results of transmidtarsal osteotomy performed on 11 patients (12 feet) who previously underwent surgery for resistant clubfoot and needed further surgery for severe residual deformities. Opening wedge medial cuneiform osteotomy, closing wedge cuboid osteotomy, and truncated wedge middle and lateral cuneiform osteotomy were performed. The procedure was performed initially on normal cadaver feet. The average improvement of anteroposterior tale-first metatarsal angle was 20 degrees and lateral calcaneo-first metatarsal angle was 16 degrees. The authors conclude that with this simple procedure, angular and rotational correction in three planes can be obtained simultaneously in severe residual clubfoot deformity without the need for extensive soft tissue release.